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Maria Yolanda

Update on Maria Yolanda

María Yolanda is 43 years old and lives with her husband and five children in her home in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. María has a had a business making and selling tortillas for a number of years.

María's business in near the port. Her customers are private individuals and restaurant from the local area who buy her products to sell for lunch and dinner. María is a hard-working woman who wants to make improvements to her house.

María is applying for a loan in order to buy corn, firewood and lime, the main supplies that she needs to make tortillas. She also needs this loan to buy paint to improve her home. With the support of this loan, María intends to improve her income and buy the things she needs to continue working.

María's dream in to improve her home. Her big dream for this new year is to replace the roof on her home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras. December 2013
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La señora María Yolanda de 43 años de edad vive con su esposo y sus cinco hijos en su casa de habitación ubicada en San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace ya varios años al negocio de elaboración y venta de tortillas.
Doña María Yolanda su venta es en la portuaria y sus clientes son personas que llegan a su casa a comprar las tortillas y los restaurantes de la zona para vender para el almuerzo y cena, es una mujer trabajadora que desea mejorar su casa.
Doña María Yolanda solicita el préstamo para la compra de maíz, leña y cal que son la materia prima que necesita para elaborar las tortillas, también necesita para comprar tres quintos de pintura para mejora de vivienda. Con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende mejorar sus ingresos y comprar lo que necesita para seguir trabajando.
Doña María Yolanda su sueño es mejorar su casa ya que tiene un sueño para este nuevo año que es cambiarle el techo a la casa donde ella vive.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Diciembre del 2013.

Previous Loan Details

María Yolanda is 42 years old. She lives with her husband and their five children in their house, which is located in San Lorenzo in the south of Honduras. María Yolanda has earned a living for several years in the business of making and selling tortillas. Her customers are people who visit h... More from Maria Yolanda's previous loan »

Additional Information

Prisma Honduras, S.A.

This loan is administered by Prisma Honduras. Prisma is one of Kiva's first field partners in Central America and has funded over 2,500 entrepreneurs through Kiva since 2008. Prisma funds smaller than average loans for micro-entrepreneurs to help them grow businesses in urban and rural areas. To improve living conditions in Honduras, the organization strives to empower women who lack access to traditional financial services, and promotes solar panels to deliver clean, affordable electricity to rural areas. Through its four branches in southern and central Honduras, Prisma provides access to financial products to some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the country.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Yolanda to buy corn, firewood and lime for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2013
Jan 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014